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All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 10:17
Come one, come all! April is another big month for the GMAT and I'd like to open up a forum for April GMAT discussion. Use this forum as a place to ask your last second questions, get support, update us on your progress, and share your goals. You're very close to what could be the end of your GMAT journey... keep your nose in the books and finish on a strong note! Plus, once you're done with your test we'd love to hear how you did.

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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 10:44
GMATLA wrote:
Come one, come all! April is another big month for the GMAT and I'd like to open up a forum for April GMAT discussion. Use this forum as a place to ask your last second questions, get support, update us on your progress, and share your goals. You're very close to what could be the end of your GMAT journey... keep your nose in the books and finish on a strong note! Plus, once you're done with your test we'd love to hear how you did.


Thank you GMATLA, that is just what we are looking for! BB, can you merge both topics? Regards
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2012, 02:13
Hello,

April will be the second time I take the GMAT.

Test Date: 17/4/2012
Target Score: 720-740
Practice Test Scores and Materials: I'm using OG12 and MGMAT SC, along with MasterGMAT course materials.
in this learning session I haven't started taking tests yet. My previous tests scores can be seen in this topic: debrief-660-q47-v34-really-disappointed, most of them were around 710-730.

Good luck to us all!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2012, 10:22
Test Date: 4/26
Target Score: 750+ (top 10 bschool, haven't narrowed down)
Practice Test Scores:
1/6 GMAT Prep - 680 (Q42, V41)
3/24 MGMAT CAT - 710 (Q44, V42), 94th percentile
Materials: OG12, OG11 (haven't touched it yet), all Manhattan Guides 4th ed (finished all but WT), considering buying the club math tests
Any Last Minute Questions: Suggestions on how to keep my boyfriend from hating me as studying has consumed all the time we would be spending together :(
Any Last Minute Advice: Make studying your priority, and by that I mean be willing to make any and all sacrifices necessary to make your dream score a reality.

Getting ready for a very serious 30 day rally, planning to completely cut out recreational drug/alcohol use and target for 7-8 hours of sleep every night. I refuse to take this exam more than once! Good luck to my fellow April takers, we're in the home stretch now!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2012, 11:11
Test Date:19 April, 2012
Target Score:Aiming for the best!!
Practice Test Scores and Materials:MGMAT CAT's, GMAT Prep, Kaplan CAT's
Any Last Minute Questions:How accurate are MGMAT scores as compared to the real GMAT??
Any Last Minute Advice:Practice, Focus and Relax!!

As rolling face has mentioned, I have already started with my last leg of this long marathon...I am trying to relax, not pressurizing myself, keeping faith in my abilities and yes focusing a lot!!...If I feel a bit down or lethargic, GMAT Club forums do buck me up!!

All the best to the fellow warriors for the test!!!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 12:30
Test Date: April 21st
Target Score: 700+
Practice Test Scores and Materials: All 8 Manhattan GMAT Guides, Kaplan GMAT, OG 12
My score started at 420 with my first practice test and my most recent was 700. (I've taken 9, and am planning on taking 3 more before test day.)
Any Last Minute Questions: How can I calm my nerves??? I am one who usually performs well under pressure, but I've noticed my confidence slipping for no particular reason, just the realization that the big day is finally within reach.
Any Last Minute Advice: As was said earlier, MAKE STUDYING YOUR PRIORITY. I've even begun studying 4+ hours a day at work (hehe.. oops. Maybe don't do that last part. ;)
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 12:39
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Any Last Minute Questions: How can I calm my nerves??? I am one who usually performs well under pressure, but I've noticed my confidence slipping for no particular reason, just the realization that the big day is finally within reach.


There are two articles in the original post, the first is called "10 tips to improve your score with no extra studying" and the other is "GMAT anxiety". I'd recommend you read them both as they will help.

Also, you sound like you are doing great! Visualize yourself achieving your target score or better and just know that you can achieve it. Calming your nerves is what the best test takers are able to do. So lots of practice!

PS make sure to do the AWA on all practice tests. Many people find that doing the AWA actually calmes their nerves because it gets them into the groove. Good luck!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 20:22
Test Date: Wednesday, April 25th

Target Score: 650+

Practice Test Scores and Materials: GMAT Prep #1 = 510. MGMAT CAT #1 = 580

Materials
1. All 8 MGMAT boks
2. OG 12 (95% done)
3. GMAT Toolkit iPhone App
4. GMAT Club!

Any Last Minute Questions: I have 3.5 weeks until the exam. What do you think of my approach?

1. Take the remaining 5 MGMAT exams. Analyze all answers (correct included)
2. Take the second GMAT Prep exam (a few days before the exam). Analyze all answers (correct included)
3. Grind out practice questions from any and every possible source.
4. Utilize the iPhone GMAT app to the max. Complete as many practice questions as possible.

Am I making a mistake by not touching my MGMAT books, or any material that teaches the concepts? My plan is to do two things: practice questions and CAT exams. That's it.
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 09:10
April 21st baby!

Practice tests results:

GMAT Prep 1: 670 (Q44, V35)

MGMAT 1 : 640 (Q43 , V35)

MGMAT 2 : 690 (Q47 , V37)

Aiming for 740-760 range ...

Currently using the questions on this forum for 700+ level verbal questions. Also in the process of reading MGMAT advanced Quant techniques. Planning to do a Kaplan test tomorrow. Will post the result ....

I'm having trouble with timing. I'm so inconsistent. In Quant, I can do some questions in as low as 30 secs, but the tougher ones take up to 4 mins. Same with Verbal ... some SCs are done in less than 1 min while others take 2. I average to about 2 mins per question for any RC. CR 1:30 on 700- level questions. 2:15 on 700+. In the end I always run out of time and have to guess the last 5 questions ... Jeeez

I'll be doing what bb recommended in this other post (link below). Limit myself to under 2 minutes per question regardless of whether I can solve it or not and just move on. I'll try to do one full test under timed conditions today.

http://gmatclub.com/forum/timing-strategies-on-the-gmat-80176.html

Good luck to all!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 12:36
Test Date: 24th April 2012
Target Score: anything 700+, 750+ would be the dream come true
Practice Test Scores and Materials: Powerprep 1 700, Kaplan online free 650, Kaplan CD CAT1 a disastrous 570, CAT2 620 , MGMAT free 680, Powerprep 2 640 :( (dont know what exactly happened, have changed strategy after this).
Any Last Minute Questions: Does too much studying confuse you more? :|
Any Last Minute Advice: Try simulating everything while taking practice tests, you never know what will help you reach to your dream score.
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 16:03
I just took the powerprep test #1.

I scored the following:

Quant : 49
Verbal: 41
Overall : 730

I did it just now sitting in this public library. I was frequently distracted by people talking or passing by but it was a good exercise because I was tired as hell half way through verbal. I'm trying to build stamina for this freaking 4 hour thing! LoL

Kaplan CAT 1 tomorrow ... Will post the result!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 10:49
I'm kinda puzzled now !

I haven't reviewed the questions yet but Kaplan CAT 3 (online) scores are the following:

Q : 44
V: 30
Overall : 640

How reliable are the Kaplans scores? I'll do a full review of the test after lunch.
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 13:47
How's everyone doing? My test date is in 5 days ... I feel like I'm ready but I feel that nervousness inside!

I know it's normal but I can't really help it .. I keep thinking about the result ..

My way of dealing with this is to constantly remind myself that I'm outcome independent and I'll try to have some fun with this exam ( as gay as it sounds ... lol )
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 19:39
badboikilla wrote:
How's everyone doing? My test date is in 5 days ... I feel like I'm ready but I feel that nervousness inside!

I know it's normal but I can't really help it .. I keep thinking about the result ..

My way of dealing with this is to constantly remind myself that I'm outcome independent and I'll try to have some fun with this exam ( as gay as it sounds ... lol )

Badboikilla, All the best for your exam!!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 13:41
I'm two days away.

Plan is to catch-up on Game of Thrones, go for a walk, nap, relax, shower, dress up in full business attire, and then attempt the GMAT at 4:15PM.
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 06:33
Good luck to everyone!!! My big day is tomorrow at 8:00AM I am SO EXCITED to finally be going through the test and feeling 110% confident!

My final record of CATs:
1/6 GMAT Prep 1 - 680 (Q42V41)
3/24 MGMAT CAT1 - 710 (Q44V42)
4/1 MGMAT CAT2 - 690 (Q45V38)
4/7 MGMAT CAT3 - 700 (Q43V41)
4/8 MGMAT CAT4 - 720 (Q45V41)
4/15 MGMAT CAT5 - 750 (Q48V45)
4/19 MGMAT CAT6 - 720 (Q43V45)
4/22 GMAT Prep 2 - 750 (Q45, V45) amazingly missed only 2 verbal questions!

Planning to write my debrief tomorrow regardless of score :)

Last edited by rollingface on 25 Apr 2012, 06:52, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 06:50
Best of luck, rollingface! Those prep scores are superb!!! :) Please let us know how you do!

Mine is at 8am on Saturday, so I'm right behind you!
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Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 06:12
hi all,

if its possible, can you post your debrief's on your respective april tests?

it might help people like me planning to give the test soon :-D :-D
Re: All April 2012 GMAT Test Takers!   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2012, 06:12
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